Here's cheers to three years!

It started in 2014 when AusGarage invited me to help revive the iconic Cootha Classic motorsport festival. This was a brilliant event which set the tempo for what has been an incredible three years this month.

I continue to work alongside people who are passionate about what they do. Often this means becoming an expert on their business, which is why I love supporting the guys at Oktoberfest Brisbane.

Here’s cheers to three years!

Special thanks to Scott Eather for the art. (And jazzyfrenchy - bensound.com for the free music).

Brave hearts take on 7 marathons in 7 states in 7 days

We were invited along to Bravehearts' biggest charity run to protect Aussie kids - the Bravehearts 777 (7 marathons in 7 states in 7 days) - to drive publicity for the event in order to generate awareness for the cause and raise funds throughout the week. 

Simon Maughan and Matt Kohler in Melbourne on Day 3 of the Bravehearts 777 marathon series.

Simon Maughan and Matt Kohler in Melbourne on Day 3 of the Bravehearts 777 marathon series.

Tasmania's Paul Wright fired up when the Bravehearts 777 landed in chilly Hobart on Day 4. 

Tasmania's Paul Wright fired up when the Bravehearts 777 landed in chilly Hobart on Day 4. 

The event captured a national audience with widespread exposure at each stage of the seven-marathon series. 

The event received widespread exposure including this story on 9 News Adelaide. 

The event received widespread exposure including this story on 9 News Adelaide. 

Bravehearts 777 participant Phill Dernee interviewed after he crosses the finish line of the seventh and final marathon at the Gold Coast Marathon

Bravehearts 777 participant Phill Dernee interviewed after he crosses the finish line of the seventh and final marathon at the Gold Coast Marathon

ABC Brisbane previews the Cootha Classic

A 100 cars descended on Brisbane's Mount Coot-tha ahead of Saturday's much anticipated Cootha Classic motorsport festival, ABC Brisban's resident rev-head Lachlan Mackintosh caught up with event director James Payne and driver Ian Bone to get the run down on what the event was all about. Have a listen. 

Bigfish creative studio hosts Japanese game show for charity

Sheldon Lieberman says the reputation of his creative studio Bigfish could “reach the point of nori-turn” when it broadcasts a Japanese game show online this Friday to raise money for its chosen charity at this year’s Bridge to Brisbane.

The agency’s eccentric founder and game show master will play host as teams ‘Venom’ and ‘Nightriders’ create unsightly scenes involving J-pop karaoke, wasabi roulette and treadmills, leaving dignity aside to captivate online viewers all in the name of charity.

It will be the fifth year Bigfish has entered the Bridge to Brisbane as ‘Run Bigfish Run’, which Lieberman says has generated more than $50,000 for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Australia.

“I lost my daughter Michi,” he explains, “so it’s very personal. SMA desperately need awareness and funds – it’s the biggest killer of babies aged under two and has zero government funding.”

“With the proceeds from last year’s event we were able to fund a machine that helps children with the disease to breathe.”

“Each year we try to create a new way to raise money. Usually we run on a treadmill for an entire week, but this time we’ll have two, and it’s going to be a day of chaos.”

Bigfish are again looking to finish in the top 5 teams at the Bridge to Brisbane, and to take out the annual Brisbane Advertising and Design Club (BADC) Charity Challenge in which top Brisbane advertising and design agencies look to flex their creative muscle for a good cause

Check out the story in the Courier-Mail

Proud to support this campaign which raised almost $15,000. 

Nine News Brisbane profiles man driving in Cootha Classic car race

When an iconic motorsport race returns to Brisbane's Mount Coot-tha for the first time in five years, untold stories of Queensland's rich motorsport history are unearthed. Alan 'Hammer' Bloore is just one of them. Click to watch. 

Bravehearts teaches Mount Isa kids personal safety

More than 1400 children were this week taught important personal safety knowledge and skills when Bravehearts acclaimed education program 'Ditto's Keep Safe Adventure Show' visited six schools and two early learning centres in Mount Isa. 

Through Ditto, the Bravehearts lion mascot, the 40-minute live production tailored for children aged from three to eight effectively teaches strategies and skills to stay safe in a range of situations from bullying to sexual assault. 

The North West Star and ABC Far North Queensland came along to Townview State School on Monday to see the show. 

Mount Isa schools and early learning centres are just some of the 150 to see the program in north Queensland this year through Bravehearts Cairns education team which will see 26,000 children this year. 

Having reached 440,000 children nationally since 2008, the Ditto show is gaining momentum with an increasing number of schools and child care centres playing a key role in preventing a crime that will affect one in five Australian children in some way before they turn 18. 

Learn about Ditto and request a visit at your school here

ABC Open - The Skateboard Maker

Have you ever had the urge to chuck in your day job and just do the thing you love?
Well that is exactly what Palm Beach man Jimmy Kakanis did about two years ago when he took up skateboard making full time.

This is the intro to the ABC Open story about the man behind Cottage Skateboards. In a world of multi-platform 24-hour media, ABC Open illustrates the simple beauty of a good local yarn. 

Watch the video below or read the full story here

Gyradiko brings traditional gyros to Brisbane

Proud to announce we're working with one of Brisbane's newest venues.

Genuine Greek food is at the heart of this story. Following on from the success of Gyradiko Sydney, Brisbane food seekers are already flocking to Gyradiko Brisbane on James St to get their gyros fix. We're working with influential foodies across digital and traditional media to give this place the exposure it deserves. 

Follow Gyradiko Brisbane at www.facebook.com.au/GyradikoBrisbane